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Cork Supply Group announces key senior management changes

As part if its global expansion strategy the Cork Supply Group (CSG) has announced that Neil Walsh will take up the newly created position of Group Development Director.

This new role will concentrate on the development of global business opportunities and product portfolio expansion including company acquisitions and joint venture interests across the entire Cork Supply Group.

Mr Walsh has been with the Cork Supply Group since 1992 and Managing Director of the Cork Supply Australia group of companies (CSA) since 1994. He will be replaced as Managing Director of CSA by Miguel Costa Alemao who joined the Cork Supply Group in 2001 and has been based in Portugal as Global Vice President of Cork Operations.

Already known to many local customers through his current role, Mr Alemao is expected to take up his new Australian position in August, 2006. Jochen Michalski, President of the Cork Supply Group, said the company was well positioned to make further market advances and that these personnel changes reflected the diversity of the management team.

“We have built our reputation as an innovative, quality and service driven company and by utilising our global management team’s versatility we are embarking on a new growth phase,” Mr Michalski said.

Based in Adelaide and with a sales office in Victoria, CSA has a turnover of $40 million. When Mr Walsh joined the company in 1992 it was just $1.8 million. Mr Walsh will continue to be based from Adelaide and remain a Director of CSA.

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